The Chancellor Award for Public Service in the staff category was awarded to Shannon Weber, who has worked steadfastly on HIV prevention, care and treatment projects.
Our first Hangout of the summer took place on June 4th, 2018 at 12pm PT// 2pm CT// 3pm ET via YouTube Live:
“Caring for Women who are Substance Involved.”
Talking about sex and sexuality can be difficult for both sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service providers and their clients. Discussions are often limited to a problem and solution approach. Taboos around sexuality can make it difficult even for clients and providers to talk about sexual relationships, sexual wellbeing and pleasure in professional contexts. Establishing sexual pleasure as a starting point can provide a broader and positive focus on sexuality and sexual health, helping people to make informed decisions about sexual relationships and avoid risks. Talking about sexual wellbeing, sexual pleasure and sexual rights is beneficial for clients and should be commonplace in service provision.
Together with the Bay Area and North Coast AIDS Education and Training Centers (BANC AETC), HIVE hosted a provider training on HIV and safer conception.
The prescription of HIV-prevention pills has lagged, and negative biases towards patients could help explain why.